What Happened to the Tech Job Boom?


The optimism of the 1990s supposed whatever disruptions to existing industries – and their workers – new technologies would bring, the growth in employment in the companies driving the new economy would make up for it. It hasn’t quite worked out that way.

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Google cancels meeting on diversity, citing workers' safety

Google surprised many of its workers Thursday after the company suddenly canceled a town-hall meeting in the wake of the firing of a worker who had written the controversial leaked memo on diversity.

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Facebook clamps down on sick videos, brings in 3,000 additional reviewers

Facebook is bringing in 3,000 workers to quickly identify and remove sickening videos posted on the social network.

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Machines have only completely stolen one US occupation since 1950

While there’s a lot of worry about robots replacing American workers, a paper by Harvard economist James Bessen found automation has made humans obsolete in just one job over the past 67 years.

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In-mask thermal imaging helps firefighters find victims trapped in burning buildings

Thermal imaging has been a crucial life-saving tool for rescue service workers for decades, but until recently, the technology hasn’t been particularly easy to use.

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Intel fires the equivalent of 1.2 AMDs, restructures away from PC, mobile business

Intel announced it will fire 12,000 workers across the globe and reiterated it is focusing on non-PC, non-mobile markets to gain new revenue and market share.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/226898-intel-fires-the-equivalent-of-1-2-amds-restructures-away-from-pc-mobile-business

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Verizon Strikers Highlight Lost Jobs, Broken Promises

An army of 39,000 workers this week went on strike against Verizon in one of the biggest labor actions in the U.S. in several years. Fast food workers have joined in a show of support, and both Democratic candidates for president have entered the fray.
Thousands of wireline workers from Massachusetts to Virginia walked off the job at 6 a.m. Wednesday morning after the company was unable to reach an agreement with labor leaders on health benefits, flexibility to utilize technicians away from home, and a host of other issues.

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Hackers trying to bribe Apple workers into handing over login information, report says

Article Image Hackers are trying to bribe workers at Apple’s Irish offices with thousands of euros, hoping to gain access to sensitive company login information, according to several people within the company.

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Report: Apple Has Assembled a Crack Team of VR and AR Experts

Apple reportedly has hired a team of hundreds of workers as part of a plan to develop a new set of virtual reality headsets. The report came on the heels of Oculus VR finally taking preorders on its Rift virtual reality system, which it is offering for $599. The Rift is scheduled to begin shipping on March 28. Apple has poached a number of experts in the field from other companies, including Microsoft and Lytro, according to the report. Apple also reportedly acquired Flyby Media, a firm that specializes in augmented reality.

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2 tech workers replaced by immigrants sue Disney

Disney and two outsourcing companies abused immigration law by colluding to bring in foreign workers to replace Americans, according to lawsuits from two tech workers.

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Tesla ramps up hiring in face of automotive threats from Apple, others

Article Image Tesla Motors is reportedly planning to hire another 4,500 workers in California alone in the next four years, in the face of impending competition from companies like Apple and Google — particularly in the realm of self-driving cars.

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NIST Seeks Review of Email Safety Doc

Email systems have become so routine that consumers and workers often regard them as simply part of the furniture. However, the technology is more complex than most users appreciate — and that complexity makes it vulnerable to cybersecurity threats. Email is a central application of large-scale computer networking, and its increased use has resulted in a corresponding increase in criminal and nuisance threats, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said in a recently released advisory on email security.

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Amazon Flexes Its Muscles in Crowdsourced Delivery Space

Amazon has entered the on-demand delivery space in its hometown of Seattle, where independent workers are delivering orders within two hours or less. Under its new Amazon Flex program, the company pays workers between $18 and $25 per hour to deliver packages to Prime Now customers, said company spokesperson Kelly Cheeseman. The service is available only in Seattle for now, but Amazon plans to expand it to nine additional U.S. Cities: New York, Baltimore, Miami, Dallas, Austin, Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Portland.

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Tools for digital nomads: OneAdaptr Twist Plus and Nimbus USB LED lamp reviews

As an increasing number of knowledge workers turn to lives of perpetual travel, companies have begun to respond to the shifting market with new products designed specifically for them. AppleInsider took a look at two of these: OneAdaptr’s Twist Plus and Nimbus’s USB LED lamp.

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Contractors stage protests at Northern California Apple Stores for workers' rights

For the past few weeks construction workers have been staging peaceful protests outside a number of Apple Store locations across California, arguing for better wages and working conditions from Apple and contractor Ledcor Group.

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Lawsuit over Apple Store employee bag checks becomes class action covering over 12,000 workers

A long-running lawsuit over bag searches of Apple Store workers was certified as a class action on Thursday, broadening the potential impact to over 12,000 past and present retail staff.

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IBM gives workers choice between Macs or PCs, plans to deploy 50,000 Apple MacBooks

Starting on Thursday, IBM workers will be able to choose between a MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, or a PC when getting a new or updated workstation, according to a company-wide memo.

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